CinTinque

CinTinque

Youngsville, North Carolina

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Announcement    We are retiring from the show circuit. It’s been fun, exhausting &educational but the time has come. Please reach out to us if you saw something at a show or on Instagram & want to know if we still have it or can create something close to it. Stay safe & healthy everyone!

You can always look us up on Instagram @cintinque to keep up with us!

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Welcome to CinTinque!

We handcraft all of our one-of-a-kind jewelry with authentic antique watch parts, vintage items, found objects, quality stones set in sterling silver & whatever odd & intriguing thing that we run across. We love the hunt of finding something unusual & seeing what we can create. We've designed pieces with insect wings, Monopoly pieces, antique cookie cutters & even rust!

We are happy to custom make pieces, so please contact us & we'll gladly create something just for you! If you have an heirloom non-working watch that you want us to use as your own wearable art, we'd be honored to design something for you. Should you find a piece that you like but you want a different color stone, chain or need sterling silver ear wires or would like a different shape, just let us know and we'll work out the creative details. We love doing stuff like that!

Why CinTinque? Well, my name is Cindy & my husband's nickname is Tink (a name given to him when he was 2 because he was always tinkering with things - It just fits). We're one of those odd couples that love doing just about everything together & creating jewelry is a true passion for us.

All jewelry comes in a gift box, ready for gift giving or safe keeping (if the gift is for you). Items will be mailed via USPS with a tracking number.

We hope you enjoy our little works of art as much as we love making them. Thanks for looking!

Cindy & Tink

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 16, 2021

We are retiring from the show circuit. It’s been fun, exhausting &educational but the time has come. Please reach out to us if you saw something at a show or on Instagram & want to know if we still have it or can create something close to it. Stay safe & healthy everyone!

You can always look us up on Instagram @cintinque to keep up with us!

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Welcome to CinTinque!

We handcraft all of our one-of-a-kind jewelry with authentic antique watch parts, vintage items, found objects, quality stones set in sterling silver & whatever odd & intriguing thing that we run across. We love the hunt of finding something unusual & seeing what we can create. We've designed pieces with insect wings, Monopoly pieces, antique cookie cutters & even rust!

We are happy to custom make pieces, so please contact us & we'll gladly create something just for you! If you have an heirloom non-working watch that you want us to use as your own wearable art, we'd be honored to design something for you. Should you find a piece that you like but you want a different color stone, chain or need sterling silver ear wires or would like a different shape, just let us know and we'll work out the creative details. We love doing stuff like that!

Why CinTinque? Well, my name is Cindy & my husband's nickname is Tink (a name given to him when he was 2 because he was always tinkering with things - It just fits). We're one of those odd couples that love doing just about everything together & creating jewelry is a true passion for us.

All jewelry comes in a gift box, ready for gift giving or safe keeping (if the gift is for you). Items will be mailed via USPS with a tracking number.

We hope you enjoy our little works of art as much as we love making them. Thanks for looking!

Cindy & Tink

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About CinTinque

Sales 120
On Etsy since 2010

We're a husband & wife team that loves to create unique little pieces of art from interesting finds.

CinTinque unwittingly began in 2009 when Cindy & Tink decided to quit smoking & needed to keep their hands & minds busy. The first efforts were simple bead stringing on elastic cord. Little did they know that elastic cord was the gateway drug to hammers & torches! It wasn't long until they discovered their love for creating unique pieces of jewelry from metal, happily hammering, stamping, form folding & enameling any piece of copper they could find.

Along the way, they saw a TV show that featured people going to a steampunk party & it really sparked their imagination. They bought the next old pocket watch they found. Here began the obsession with creating pieces from old watches & giving them a new life. The search for watches let them start finding other objects of interest. Nothing is off limits! An old rusted water heater drain pan? Check! An old Monopoly game piece? Check! A Cornish hen wishbone? Why not? What about insects found in car grills? You betcha!

Over the years, new techniques were explored. Cindy's grandfather & great grandfather were jewelers by trade. Unfortunately she moved away in her early teens & didn't get a chance to learn the skills. But she clearly remembers drooling over all of the diamonds, rubies & incredible tools. Eventually she inherited an antique metal roller that Tink calls "the beast"! He rolls coins into mind blowingly long pieces of metal for Cindy to use to create things. Pennies from 1982 & back have enough copper content that they can be annealed & enameled. "Smashed" pennies are turned into great earrings & necklaces! Who knew? Tink has become quite skilled at silversmithing. A lot of his pieces incorporate fossilized dinosaur bone, fossilized coral, ocean jasper & other amazing stones that our wonderful Earth created millions of years ago. He is now cutting & polishing his own stones & Fordite.

CinTinque loves going to various festivals & engaging with people from all walks of life. They enjoy explaining their unique little pieces of art to anyone that will listen. The hardest thing about making jewelry?.... Cindy deciding if she wants to keep the piece or let someone else enjoy wearing it for years to come!

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  • Cindy & Tink

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    We started our journey to becoming jewelry artists in 2010. We started beading on elastic cord which is the gateway drug to propane torches & hammers! It's been fun seeing how our work as morphed over the years.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to CinTinque. Using natural and man made stones, glass and polymer beads, chain and hand forged metal, we create one of a kind pieces from funky to elegant. We hope you will find something delightful here. Please check back often as our stock is always growing.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Should you not be delighted with your purchase it may be returned for a refund of the purchase price only, within 10 days of receipt of the item and with prior approval.
Payment
We accept Paypal, money orders, and checks. If you are paying by money order or check your order will be shipped once the funds have cleared.
Shipping
SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
All items are shipped via USPS First Class with a tracking number. Insurance is not included, but is recommended. If you would like your package insured, please contact us so that we can send you a revised invoice reflecting the insurance charge. All items are shipped within 2-3 days of payment. Contact us for information on RUSH shipments.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
International shipping is available for an additional charge. We will ship First Class to International destinations. Please contact us to discuss international shipping options including insurance and tracking.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our goal is to provide you with beautiful, unique handcrafted jewelry of the highest standard.